PHP Conference Celebrates Sixth Birthday

Keynote Speakers Announced for ZendCon 2010

Jessica Thornsby

ZendCon keynote speakers include founder of the Spring framework, CTO of Acquia and Project Lead for Zend Framework.

It’s almost time for the 2010 instalment of the premier PHP
conference: ZendCon! But thankfully, there’s still time to
register if you haven’t signed up yet….

The 6th Annual Zend/PHP Conference will once again bring
together PHP developers and IT managers from around the world, to
discuss PHP best practices and explore new technologies. ZendCon
2010 attendees will enjoy nine tracks on hot topics such as cloud
and NoSQL, and a brand new executive track, all delivered by world
renowned speakers, in addition to in-depth tutorials on all the
latest PHP technologies. There will also be information-packed
half-day tutorials on the SimpleCloud API, the Drupal programming
environment, JavaScript for PHP developers, and Web security.

And, it just got a whole lot more exciting, with the
announcement of this year’s keynote speakers and sponsors. Keynote
presentations will be delivered by co-founder and CEO of Send, Andi
Gutmans; founder of the Spring framework, Rod Johnson; Dries
Buytaert, Co-founder and CTO of Acquia; and Matthew Merchant, CTO
of Corporate Information Systems at General Electric. Joining them
will be Zend co-founder and CTO Zeev Suraski; Project Lead for Zend
Framework, Matthew O’Phinney; Alison Butterill, WW Application
Development Offerings Manager for IBM’s Power Systems Software
Team; and Ryan Stewart, Platform Evangelist for Adobe Systems.

ZendCon is proud to welcome IBM, VMware and Adobe as platinum
sponsors; Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Online as gold sponsor;
and bronze sponsors Rightscale, Microsoft and JetBrains.

“PHP continues to grow and exceed expectations as a versatile,
portable application platform that is ideally suited to the Web,
cloud computing and mobility,” said Eldad Maniv, SVP of Products
and Marketing at Zend. “The PHP community, along with Zend and its
partners, will utilize ZendCon 2010 to present technology advances
in the PHP ecosystem and their practical applications and benefits
for the PHP community.”

When it comes to registering for ZendCon 2010, there is a full
programme of discounts and special offers to take advantage of. Are
you a Zend Certified Engineer, a full-time student, or booking as
part of a group? Then don’t forget to check out the Priority
discounts section of our website!

We hope to see you at ZendCon 2010!

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